No Seatbelt Changes At CP

Sunday, January 16, 2005 9:52 AM
As you may know, the seatbelt mounting points on Dragster and MF have been lowered, meaning shorter belts. The question was asked of Bryan Edwards yesterday if there were any modifications planed for any of the trains, and he stated that there were not at this time. Just wanted to curb any rumors that the trains may be overhauled during the offseason.
Sunday, January 16, 2005 10:41 AM
So then capacity for MF is going to be a bit slower like last year....
Sunday, January 16, 2005 10:46 AM
damn thats sux im a big guy and i want to ride these ride. I think they need to build a big boy train (LOL)

Sunday, January 16, 2005 10:49 AM
whaaaaaa... go to the gym
Sunday, January 16, 2005 11:15 AM
Wow, that was cold. But yeah, I guess I need to make sure I burn a few pounds to make sure I can get on MF again this year.
Sunday, January 16, 2005 12:53 PM
Interesting, I hadn't heard either way, but I was hoping/thinking that they would have made changes to allow more guests to ride (I'm small so it doesn't effect me, but I was just hoping for the general public as well as capacity).

And for a clarification (I'm not sure), but does TTD hold larger riders than MF...or are their limits about the same?

Sunday, January 16, 2005 12:56 PM
Yes, Dragster will accomodate a larger rider than MF. I tried both test seats and there is a big difference in belt lengths between the rides.
Sunday, January 16, 2005 1:09 PM
The mounting points have been lowered? That's news to me. I'm pretty sure they routed the belts differently, is that what you mean? Dragster will accomodate larger riders but it has more to do with the depth of the seats than the length of the belts.
Sunday, January 16, 2005 1:34 PM
It's not so bad on Dragster & Millennium Force, so as much as how painful or bad it is on all the Superman's that were modified due to the accident.

Who knows if they did an overhaul on the trains or the restraints, but I really hope what was done to the Superman's was just a temporary solution just for the 2004 season since it was a rush job.

Sunday, January 16, 2005 1:51 PM
I have aboslutely no problem with the seats, due to the fact Im an average size person, but I have heard several complaints from people that the test seat is smaller than the actuall seats or atleast the seat belt is shorter. What's up with that?
Sunday, January 16, 2005 3:17 PM
Better to have the test seat smaller than bigger.
Sunday, January 16, 2005 5:03 PM
Sadly the mods made to the superman coasters is most likely gonna be permanent :(.
Sunday, January 16, 2005 7:48 PM

Sadly the mods made to the superman coasters is most likely gonna be permanent .

who told you that???

Sunday, January 16, 2005 11:26 PM
Yeah UBRhino! Tell em!:)
Sunday, January 16, 2005 11:45 PM
I like a few of you people are a bigger guy, and i had difficulty getting into both Dragster and MF, though i felt that TTD was a little easier.

Forget about the MF Test seat though... that was insane, even one of my skinny friends had a tough time belting up on that thing.

Now my question is this: What are the restraints on Xcelerator ike, because im planning a trip to KBF and SFMM in FEB.

1st Cbuzz post :)

Monday, January 17, 2005 2:12 AM
Speaking of the test seat... are they going to remember to modify the test seat as well with the new changes to the restraints? :)
Monday, January 17, 2005 12:31 PM
dannerman, the changes to the restraints on MF was last season, and they've already modified the test seat.
Monday, January 17, 2005 6:51 PM
Oh yes, speaking as someone who has ridden these rides since their existence and now can't get the test seat belts closed, are the belts longer on the rides than on the test seats? I didn't even want to wait in line and waste time after the MF test seatbelt was like 8 inches from closing and I had no trouble the years before.
Monday, January 17, 2005 7:23 PM
How is that B&M with the Clamshell design has never had an accident that has injured or killed anyone, But Intamin that is constantly pushing the envelop for speed and height just adds more seat belts.

And I dont say this just because i have some difficulty getting on some rides. But i think that if one company can do it right, why cant the others?

Take Raging Bull for example: Larger riders that could only dream about getting on MF or TTD easily fit on the ride. Or using another example, Deja Vu has accomidated even the largest riders.

With that said, ill just as some one so elegantly stated above: "Hit the Gym"


Monday, January 17, 2005 10:21 PM
Let's not forget that following the DZ accident at PGA there were seat belts added to TOD's restraints & 6 years later they're still there so I've just got a hunch that the new restraints on superman will be permanent as well.

We'll find out just who's hunch is correct come april when the park opens for the season.


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